Zoe Adjonyoh

AFAR Contributor

As a mixed-race, Black lesbian from a working-class immigrant background who works at the intersections of food, culture, identity, and politics, I’m driven to create change in the food landscape.

I hope for an equal balance in the representation of global cuisines. I want to see Jollof as readily accessible as ‘Curry’ in supermarkets and in the minds of diners. Africa remains the final frontier in relatively unexplored gastronomy, and I continue to push innovation in this area through my Test Kitchen, Culinary Productions & Private Dining Concept, Kissing Cultures™.

Concurrently, I’ve decided to help people take back control of the ingredients used in their food and reimagine ‘healthy eating’ through an African lens. Inspired by Sana Javeri Kadri of Diaspora Co., I am working to decolonise the spice trade in Africa and work with Black-owned businesses and African farmers so that the wealth goes back to Africa and Africans. We encourage our customers, fans, and clients to support us.

We are a social impact businesses and as we grow, at least 50% of our workforce will be from marginalised communities, and we aim to send 10% of our gross profits from the online shop to causes we care about, such as BLM.

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